Soprano Julie Tabash is thrilled to be returning to the Florentine as a second year Studio Artist. Last season, she performed the roles of Annina in La Traviata, and Olympia/Old Blue Lady in John Davies’ children’s opera, Pinocchio, appeared in Festa Fiorentina, a concert featuring the Studio Artists, and @ The Center Series. This past
summer, Julie was an Apprentice Artist at Central City Opera, where she performed the role of Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Sister Catherine in Dead Man Walking, and Liesl in The Sound of Music. Other recent roles include Despina in Così Fan Tutte, Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, and solo performances for both musical theater reviews and concerts featuring the music of Verdi with the Pine Mountain Music Festival. Past roles include Rosasharn in the Chicago premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, Maureen Reagan in the world stage premiere of the opera-oratorio Reagan’s Children, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring and Papagena in The Magic Flute. Prior to being a Studio Artist with the Florentine, Julie has been a Studio Artist at Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy; a Studio Artist at Opera Theatre of the Rockies’ Vocal Arts Symposium; and an Advanced Artist at the Los Angeles-based OperaWorks. Recent non-operatic roles include soprano soloist in J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, and a series of concerts with Chicago-based ‘no tiny birds’ led by Mr. Alan Darling. She was a winner of Northwestern University’s Concerto and Aria Competition, the recipient of the Central City Opera 2014 Iris Henwood Richards Award, and was awarded three alumni scholarships from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ Artists-In-Training program.